Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Time For The Pochman To Show His Worth

Time For The Pochman To Show His Worth

Mauricio has only had three games in charge and it seems that the players are adapting to his style with vigour and no little belief.

From the three games we have seen it appears that the main alteration has been with us playing a more pressing style with us pushing higher up the pitch.

That change plus the quicker passing of the ball has meant that in all of the last three games we have looked by far the better team in each match.

The only drawback has been with the results of these games. One defeat and two draws does not show a fair reflection of how each game has gone.

We are a team that scores goals as against some of our relegation fighting opponents, yet we have squandered far to many chances in my humble opinion.

In the last three games for example we have had in the region of 52 opportunities and scored from just three of them. This is not good enough in my book.

That averages out at 1 goal every 17 chances or so and we clearly need to improve on that.

Many people look at our failure to defend at set pieces but with the way our team is set up I prefer to look at the front end. How do we start to see more chances getting converted?

Try to improve the defending by all means and with Forren soon to be included that part of the problem may be helped if not fully solved.

For me though the main problem the Pochman needs to address, is our conversion rate of chances made.

If we had scored just one in ten of those 52 attempts we could be sitting four points better of and higher up the table.

Time for Mauricio to prove his worth and get our bullets hitting the target.



Join Vital Saints

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:SFC Forever
Date:Sunday February 3 2013
Time: 1:53PM

Comments

0
If Pochettino (Pochman?) turns our fortunes around then we will have high hopes for next season.
VSrednwhite
03/02/2013 14:45:00
0
Nicola brought Mauricio in because he feels he will do a better job for us so we have to believe that he will.
stellarnw
03/02/2013 15:05:00
0
The Pochman was brought in to do a job and we have already seen that slight alterations are being made to how we play. Give him time.
sfc4ghg
03/02/2013 23:41:00
0
Needs time, the signs are good, stop wasting chances and we'd be laughing already.
vital saint
04/02/2013 03:49:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Selby Wants Frampton Next

Recent Southampton Articles

Vital View - Premier League, 14th-15th Jan 2017

Chelsea returned to winning ways to open up a seven point lead at the top of the Premier League with Tottenham up to 2nd. Swansea are bottom, below Sunderland and Hull - who did win.

Stats: Burnley v Southampton

All the stats from Burnley (1) vs (0) Southampton, Turf Moor, 14/1/17 Att: 20,254

Burnley v Southampton - Team Sheets

Burnley are at Turf Moor with Southampton the visitors today, this is a 3pm kick-off - the line-ups have been confirmed.

Saints With A Mixed Bag Of Injuries

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Southampton FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Archived Vital Saints Articles

Vital Saints articles from

Site Journalists

SFC Forever
no email
Profile
Vital Saint
Editor email
Profile
Matt Gardner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Burnley MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Forster0%
Soares0%
Yoshida0%
van Dijk0%
Bertrand0%
Hojbjerg0%
Romeu0%
Ward-Prowse0%
Redmond50%
Long0%
Tadic0%
Sub - Rodriguez0%
Sub - Sims50%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 21 17 1 3 52 30
2 Spurs 21 13 6 2 45 29
3 Liverpool 21 13 6 2 45 25
4 Arsenal 21 13 5 3 44 26
5 Man City 21 13 3 5 42 15
6 Man Utd 21 11 7 3 40 12
7 Everton 21 9 6 6 33 9
8 WBA 21 8 5 8 29 0
9 Stoke 21 7 6 8 27 -6
10 Burnley 21 8 2 11 26 -8
11 AFC Bournemouth 21 7 4 10 25 -7
12 West Ham 21 7 4 10 25 -9
13 Southampton 21 6 6 9 24 -7
14 Watford 21 6 5 10 23 -13
15 Leicester City 21 5 6 10 21 -10
16 Middlesbrough 21 4 8 9 20 -5
17 Crystal Palace 21 4 4 13 16 -10
18 Hull City 21 4 4 13 16 -25
19 Sunderland 21 4 3 14 15 -20
20 Swansea 21 4 3 14 15 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Jan 17 2017 7:45PM : Norwich City (H)
FA Cup
Jan 22 2017 12:00PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 25 2017 8:00PM : Liverpool (a)
Capital One Cup
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
Vital Football Comment